The Arcus is the standard Atlantean archer unit in Age of Mythology: The Titans. It can be trained at the Military Barracks starting in the Heroic Age. It is notable for its long range.

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God bonuses and upgrades[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Oranos increases Arcus speed by 10%.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Arci are best used against infantry units, especially in groups. With the longest range of any archer unit (with the exception of Hades' Gastraphetes) they can pick off infantry units further away than other ranged units, making it even more difficult for them to close the gap. However they are fragile and can quickly be killed by units that can quickly get close to them, such as cavalry.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

All Atlantean citizens were practiced in the use of at least one weapon. Those who showed skill with ranged weapons - slings, bows, javelins - were called into the ranks of the Arcus. The Atlantean Arci were the first effective military use of ranged foot soldiers. Slings eventually fell into disuse and javelins became more feasibly wielded from horseback. the focused and deadly Arcus that emerged over time was a master of the bow and any number of Arci fielded in battle gave their opposition great pause.

Arcus Hero[edit | edit source]

Like all Atlantean human units, an Arcus can be converted into a Hero at any time, provided the player has sufficient resources.

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General[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Arcus Hero's attack tag is positioned at 40% (of the animation percentage time), whilst its normal variant has its attack tag at 70%, so the Arcus Hero will attack faster when attacking a new target.
  • These units' internal names are Archer Atlantean and Archer Atlantean Hero, respectively.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Military units in Age of Mythology
Culture Type Units
Greeks Infantry Hoplite  · Hypaspist  · Myrmidon (Zeus) · Militia (Poseidon)
Archer Toxotes  · Peltast  · Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry Hippikon  · Prodromos  · Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapon Petrobolos  · Helepolis
Ship Trireme  · Pentekonter  · Juggernaut
Other Kataskopos
Egyptians Infantry Spearman  · Axeman  · Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman
Archer Slinger  · Chariot Archer
Cavalry Camelry  · War Elephant  · Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapon Catapult  · Siege Tower
Ship Kebenit  · Ramming Galley  · War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsark  · Throwing Axeman  · Huskarl
Archer Bogsveigir
Cavalry Raiding Cavalry  · Jarl
Siege weapon Portable Ram  · Ballista
Ship Longboat  · Drakkar  · Dragon Ship
Atlanteans Infantry Murmillo  · Katapeltes  · Destroyer  · Fanatic
Archer Arcus  · Turma
Cavalry Contarius
Siege weapon Cheiroballista  · Fire Siphon  · Onager
Ship Bireme  · Fireship  · Siege Bireme
Other Oracle
Chinese Infantry Halberdier
Archer Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer
Cavalry Cataphract  · General  · Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot
Siege weapon Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger
Ship Junk  · Fire Ship  · Siege Junk
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